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UK Cyclist: Long-distance and leisure cycling in the South-west and elsewhere

1999: I spent six weeks over Xmas/New Year 98/99 with Anne in Sri Lanka, started back to Audax riding a couple of populaires in January and February, then from March to October rode 22 200s, four 300s, four 400s, two 600s and PBP ‘troisieme fois’ to give me another three SRs and 96 points. I also rode two ‘Fleches de France’ (Cherbourg to Paris 400 and Paris to Le Havre 200) with Jim Churton and Matt Rawnsley – nowadays these count for AUK randonneur points, but didn’t then, so it’s a moot point as to whether I was Randonneur 10,000 again – I personally feel I was, but am only listed as Randonneur 5,000 in that year’s handbook. I was also a member of the winning Easter Arrow team with Rose Almond, Jim Churton, Bob Johnson and Ritchie Tout, so a seventh consecutive year in the AUK Hall of Fame.

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